Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed songwriter/producer Julian Bunetta to a worldwide exclusive music publishing agreement. The deal encompasses all of Bunetta’s future works as well as his entire catalog, including One Direction’s hit singles “Best Song Ever” and “Story of My Life” as well as multiple other cuts on the group’s new album Midnight Memories.
Besides One Direction, Bunetta has contributed to songs for Jason Derulo, Emblem3, Leona Lewis, Lupe Fiasco and Olly Murs.
MC first predicted Bunetta’s success back in our June 2006 issue when we included him in a feature story about how producers develop talent. (Also in that article: raves from Glen Ballard about a then-unsigned Katy Perry.)
UMPG senior VP of U.S./International Creative Affairs Donna Caseine signed Bunetta. Visit http://umpg.com.